Mavis Hawa Koomson, Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, has stated that she is a pleasant person to be around, despite allegations that she is a tough person in reality.
Following an alleged gunshot incident she was claimed to have been involved in ahead of last year’s elections, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has been labeled a deviant by her political opponents.
“Hawa Koomosn is a kind guy, but I am a no-nonsense person,” she remarked on Thursday, September 16.
She went on to say that in Ghana’s political landscape, women are viewed as prostitutes by their male counterparts.
According to her, women have had to put up with a lot of physical and verbal harassment from their male counterparts.
She stated that this scenario must end since they had the necessary skills to run a country.
She expressed hope that her party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), will elect a female president or vice president in the near future, demonstrating to the rest of the world that the NPP is a party that values women’s participation.
“A female politician goes through a whole lot of embarrassments. They think if you are a female and are a politician you are a prostitute. Why do you have to say it? We are not.
“I contested against a male in 2012 and 2016 and the kind of insults. To the extent that I was told my three children have different fathers which is not true. I have three children with the same man my husband.
“To me, it is high time we moved away for refusing women their rightful place when it comes to politics. This is within our political party and our opponents.
“Political offices are not too sensitive for women to hold. I know there will be a time in this country that we will have a female president or even a female vice. We saw it in the last elections when the NDC went in for Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman.
“I think NPP is rather more in the position to do it this than the NDC. In future even it will happen it will be in the NPP, we have a lot of great women in our party,” she said on the Good Evening Ghana Programme.